The CITE Traffic Engineering Subcommittee and PTV Group are pleased to invite you to a full day training event on Sunday, June 3, 2018 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the CITE Annual Conference in Edmonton.  It will include a morning of discussion on the core principles and basic theory behind intersection capacity analysis—with emphasis on the Canadian Capacity Guide for Signalized Intersections (CCG)—followed by an afternoon workshop using the latest Vistro 6 Traffic Analysis Software from PTV.  You are encouraged to register early, as there is limited space available.  We would also like to take this opportunity to thank PTV, as well as BA Group, WSP Group and Mohawk College, for their contributions to this event.


This event stems from the recent initiative by PTV to include the CCG as a new analysis option in the PTV Vistro Software, alongside other alternative methodologies such as the Highway Capacity Manual.  As described in greater detail in the Winter 2017-18 Transportation Talk (link), over the past year, volunteers from the Traffic Engineering Subcommittee have been assisting PTV in testing and refining the CCG analysis component of the PTV Vistro Software and are excited about this recent software release, which will undoubtedly help in promoting and supporting the use of the CCG by providing a modern and functional platform to implement the methodology.


The morning portion of the training will be delivered by Dan Havercroft, B.A.Sc., P.Eng., PTOE, who has over 30 years of experience in traffic engineering instruction.  It includes an introduction to the terminology, structure and procedures of the CCG, along with detailed discussions on saturation flow rates and adjustments, measures of effectiveness and other relevant topics.  Note that the CCG is one of the most comprehensive projects undertaken by CITE and it has also been endorsed by the Transportation Association of Canada as a national reference on traffic engineering.

Following a short lunch break, an experienced instructor from the PTV Team will lead a workshop on how to analyze signalized intersections using the CCG methodology option in the PTV Vistro Software.  Additionally, an overview of how to conduct traffic studies, evaluate development impacts and optimize signals using PTV Vistro will also be covered.  The PTV trainers are well versed in intersection capacity analyses and provide numerous software training annually.  


  • Regardless of your affiliation, whether governing agency, consulting or academia, we believe this will be highly beneficial as a refresher or introduction because of its focus on understanding some of the basic methods and procedures of intersection capacity analysis.
  • This also offers an exciting chance to be guided through some of the newest features of the PTV Vistro Software.


  • You may register for this full-day event on Sunday alone or as an add-on to the conference (link).
  • The early bird price of $165 for general attendees or $85 for university and college students is available until May 15, after which it increases to $190 (general) and $110 (student) [plus tax].